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Love Songs (2007)

Les chansons d'amour (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 23 May 2007 (France)
A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris.

Director:

Christophe Honoré

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Louis Garrel ... Ismaël Bénoliel
Ludivine Sagnier ... Julie Pommeraye
Chiara Mastroianni ... Jeanne
Clotilde Hesme ... Alice
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... Erwann
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... La mère de Julie
Alice Butaud ... Jasmine, la soeur de Julie
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ... Le père de Julie
Yannick Renier Yannick Renier ... Gwendal
Annabelle Hettmann Annabelle Hettmann ... La serveuse du bar
Esteban Carvajal-Alegria Esteban Carvajal-Alegria ... L'ami d'Erwann (as Esteban Carvajal Alegria)
Sylvain Tempier Sylvain Tempier ... Un policier
Guillaume Clérice Guillaume Clérice ... Un policier
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Storyline

Julie's boyfriend Ismaël lives with her; rather than worry about the time he spends with his colleague Alice, Julie invites Alice to join them. The three walk the streets of Paris, party, read, and sleep together. Sometimes it's lighthearted, sometimes there are jealousies. Then death strikes. In various ways, those left come to terms with the departure and absence of a loved one: showing concern, eating together, attempting new relationships, trying to "be there" for the other. Then, the spirit returns and new commitments are possible. The romantic elements of musical comedy play in contrast to the ambivalence of the lyrics and the story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 May 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Songs See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,488, 23 March 2008

Gross USA:

$104,567

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,996,312
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many dialogs were inspired by Adam Thirlwell's first novel "Politics", which Clotilde Hesme's character reads during the bed scene. See more »

Quotes

Ismaël Bénoliel: Je suis très mélancolique.
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Connections

References Après lui (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Si tard
Written by Alex Beaupain
Performed by Ludivine Sagnier
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beautiful
20 December 2007 | by adriandukeSee all my reviews

A typically powerful French film proving France as a great film making country! It is a dark comedy, with an intriguing structure...variously sad, funny and bizarre in equal measures. Some have described it as a musical comedy. It is not!

Intelligently choreographed performances from Louis Garrel as the central character, Ismael, from Ludivine Sagnier as his girlfriend Julie, from Clotilde Hesme as Alice, the third character in the love triangle. Chiara Mastroianni puts in a strong performance as Julie's sister, Jeanne.

Lovely images of grey, wintery Paris thanks to Rémy Chevrin; songs I want to hear again; memorable images of confused emotions and allegiances, and like Amelie,Delicatessen or Caché, it will stay with me a long time.

Brilliant, thanks Christophe!


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